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today at 6pm, president trump arrives in the uk for his first visit since taking office, as thousands plan to protest against his policies. it's the start of a four—day visit to the uk, when he'll meet the queen and the prime minister. there's a very heavy security presence in london, and at other venues on the president's route, but mr trump says he's not concerned about the protests being planned. protests, there might be protests, but i believe that the people in the uk, scotland, ireland, i think that those people... they like me a lot. and they agree with me on immigration. and before the visit even got under way, the president suggested that theresa may's approach to brexit might not be the best one... this on the day the government published its long—awaited blueprint for the uk's trade and other links with the eu, after brexit. also today, the deep disappointment of england's fans, after last night's world cup semifinal. the match was watched in the uk by over 26 million people. a british diver, who helped save 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in thailand, speaks about the success
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of the operation. we're not heroes. what we do is very calculating, very calm, it's quite the opposite. and keeping up with kyliejenner, who's on track to become the youngest self—made billionaire. and coming up on bbc news: angelique kerber is into a second wimbledon final after beating her opponent to set up that meeting with the seven times wimbledon champion on saturday. good evening. president trump has arrived in the uk. it's his first visit here since taking office, with stringent security measures in place — as thousands of people are expected to join demonstrations over the next few days to voice
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opposition to his policies. the president said he was "fine" about the protests, that britons liked him "a lot". and he said many britons agreed with his views on immigration, which is why he said they'd voted for brexit. he's due to meet the prime minister tonight and tomorrow and will also meet the queen tomorrow at windsor. as our diplomatic correspondent james robbins reports, it's being seen as the most controversial visit by any us president to britain. the moment president trump finally made it to britain. touched down at stansted. not for a still promised state visit, but a much scaled—down working visit. that reflects a country split down the middle over having him here at all. the president and first lady melania were greeted on behalf of the government by liam fox, international trade secretary. that underlines theresa may's key aim, to boost post
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brexit trade with the us. the president was back in the air again almost immediately on board marine 1 to head for his ambassador‘s official residence in london's regent's park. his only stop in the capital. protesters on the ground seem unlikely even to catch a glimpse of him. earlier today at nato in brussels, the president was wrapping up a summit where he's ripped into allies, particularly germany, accusing them of underfunding europe's defence at america's expense. i'm going to a few hotspots, we have nato and then we have the uk, and then we have putin. and i said, putin may be the easiest of them all. you never know. but i'm going to a pretty hot spot right now with a lot of resignations. donald trump has called britain a country in turmoil but insists he is very about protests against him. protests, there might be protests, but i
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believe that the people in the uk, scotland, ireland, as you know have property in ireland, i have property all over, i think that those people, they like me a lot, and they agree with me on immigration. but there are plenty of people who dislike him and his views intensely, some are ready with a balloon mocking baby trump to be flown tomorrow 30 metres above the thames, while others have already unfurled a banner on vauxhall bridge. i'm against the misogyny and racism. i'm against his politics, generally. i don't think he should have been invited. his policies are totally abhorrent. but the president is shielded from all this as he prepares to start what will be a tour of stately homes of england, chequers for talks with theresa may tomorrow, then windsor castle for talks with the queen. i think donald trump will have wonderful and fruitful conversations with the prime
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minister because at the end of the day, it doesn't matter who is president or who is prime minister, the long—standing relationship between our two countries will endure. donald trump's first engagement tonight is dinner at blenheim palace in oxfordshire, the grandest of venues. birthplace of winston churchill, one of his heroes. business leaders from both sides of the atlantic will be the principal guests. in her speech, theresa may seems certain to urge them to spend and invest even more. while others held at the gates share their message too. james robbins, bbc news. in a moment, we'll have more on protests gathering at blenheim. but first our correspondent james cook is outside the us ambassador's residence in central london where president trump arrived earlier this afternoon. we talk a lot about a controversial visit, james, but what will be the principal flash points potentially? well, you're right, it has been controversial and mr trump alluded to one of those potential flash points himself. and one of the areas
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which has angered a lot of the people who oppose him here in the united kingdom. and that is his hardline stance on immigration. which, to be fair, as the president also points out, does, some support in the uk amongst certain groups, as well. but what the president and people travelling with him, the people travelling with him, the people around him in the white house, what they are really interested in in this visit is the prestige and the honour of being seen with the queen. this isn't a state visit, but it's being granted some of the trappings of a state visit. that's what they want. in some ways, you might describe it as a state visit on the sly. thanks. live now to blenheim palace and duncan kennedy. could you just tell us what's going on, in terms of protests? i'm right outside the front gates of blenheim palace. i'm having to hold my ear because the protest is so noisy. we
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think something like 700 protesters are here to night in east oxfordshire. very lively, very noisy. very peaceful at the moment. —— here tonight. normally the kind of people you don't normally see protesting tonight. some of them telling us they have two objections to donald trump, firstly, they regard him as a racist and others regard him as a racist and others regard him as a racist and others regard him as a misogynist, somebody who has bad attitudes to women. in a sense, they are putting the policies of donald trump to one side and picking on the man himself. he is due to arrive in a couple of hours to have dinner with 150 business leaders. the people what to get a message to him loud and clear, that he's not welcome as he continues his visit to the united kingdom. they wa nt visit to the united kingdom. they want to come out here and make as much right as possible to send the message, "mr trump, we much right as possible to send the message, "mrtrump, we don't much right as possible to send the message, "mr trump, we don't want you here in the united kingdom. thank you. more than two years after the brexit referendum, the government has published its detailed plans for future relations with the eu.
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the blueprint expands on last friday's chequers agreement that sparked the resignations of two cabinet ministers. the new brexit secretary dominic raab said the white paper was "ambitious and pragmatic". others say its "a bad dealfor britain". 0ur political editor laura kuenssberg has been studying the contents. every now and then, in boring, brown looking boxes, government documents that really, really matter. in there, theresa may buzz plan for life outside the eu. we've just come out of this morning's briefing, the document has been kept so tightly after wra ps document has been kept so tightly after wraps we haven't been allowed to ta ke after wraps we haven't been allowed to take it out of the building. the white paper in detail spells at a much closer relationship with the rest of the eu after brexit. many brexiteers —— than many brexiteers had hoped for. in the prime minister's pointed you it's time to cover my dad except we can't have it
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all. the 98 page document spells out all. the 98 page document spells out a common rule book for manufacturing. the uk will follow eu rules to avoid a hard border in ireland but the government isn't aiming for one big agreement on services but new arrangements instead to cover the vast majority of the economy. the overall deal will be policed by a new governing body, the european court won't have the final say, but will interpret the final say, but will interpret the rules. while the government will end unlimited immigration from the eu, its citizens will be able to come without visas to do unpaid work in some circumstances. not yet defined. for those who like dramatic brea ks defined. for those who like dramatic breaks with the established order, guess who? it's not as much of a separation as brexit might have been. before ministers had chance to explain their plan, president trump tried to do it for them. i've been reading a lot about brexit over the last couple of days and it seems to be turning a little bit differently, where they are getting at least partially involved back with the eu
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european union. i do know if that's what they voted for. awkward. given that the prime minister was leaving for home to welcome the american president on his visit to the uk. they voted for us to take control of oui’ they voted for us to take control of our money law and borders and that is what we will do. we will stop sending vast subscriptions, contributions, to the eu every year. we will ensure the european court of justice doesn't have jurisdiction in the uk any longerand justice doesn't have jurisdiction in the uk any longer and we will ensure that we bring an end to free movement. the white paper should have been made available. it will be... immediately... at the brand—new brexit secretary had some problems explaining, at home. as soon as it is practically possible. 0nly soon as it is practically possible. only at the very last minute did mps see the plan. boxes rushed into the commons, copies being flown around. there was such a rock rockers that the session was stopped. —— there was such a ruckus. i will suspend the house. smooth and orderly
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brexit? not quite. today has been shambolic for the government. this white paper should have been published over a year ago. it's already overdue and then it wasn't ready for scrutiny in parliament. shambles is an overused word in politics, but, today it has really describe what has gone on. how can the government squeeze it past the divided brexiteers and former remainers in the tory party? we asked a strong member in each camp. the uk government has come from most compromised and cover again. the track has compromised, compromised and most again. we have come from i. this is not demonstrably unfeasible. i don't think either side, those who regret the result and those who want a complete break with europe tomorrow morning should start by dismissing what is in the white paper. there is going to be a time for peace and reconciliation in the conservative party? is there? but it's not now and not next week. keeping it friendly is not likely voters on all sides might not be
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persuaded. never comes without a cost. it's taken a very long time to get to what the government thinks is a sensible step forward but it's unlikely the eu willjust sensible step forward but it's unlikely the eu will just swallow sensible step forward but it's unlikely the eu willjust swallow it on. it's not clear to night that this plan as it stands will actually be able to get through parliament. some form of compromise was probably inevitable, but there's a fine line between bend and break. thanks for the latest on the white paper, laura kuenssberg at westminster. let's stay with this story. british firms, small and large, have been waiting to see the shape of the proposed trade relations with the eu after brexit. but do these plans tackle the concerns of british business, especially in relation to trade not only in goods, but also in services, after the uk leaves the eu? our business editor simon jack has been finding out. borders are bad for business, delays can slow the wheels of trade. the government hoped today's white paper would reassure companies that goods travelling between the uk and the eu could carry on much as they do now, by creating a free—trade area using the eu rule book on standards and regulations no checks are needed.
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vital to businesses like cheesemaker richard clothier. have a good sniff of that. he exports over £10 million worth of cheddar to france every year. so what does he make of it? i think it's a good white paper in terms of it sets out the intent to trade freely with europe ongoing. i'm concerned about the practicality of administering customs, particularly within the food sector, where the supply chains are really complex and there have been issues, you know, in the past. i think it would be very difficult to sell this deal to europe. but it's finance more than food that feeds the uk economy. services account for 80% of everything the uk owns, of everything the uk earns, produces and consumes. services like banking, law and insurance. and here the government's plan is different. here at lloyd's of london, tens of billions of euros worth of insurance cover are sold
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to european customers every year. and when it comes to services like finance, the white paper makes clear that there won't necessarily be a single rule book. and it won't necessarily be business as usual. the city hope the uk and the eu could respect each other‘s rule—making process, without it being identical. the government thought that would be a hard sell in brussels so the uk is proposing to go its own way which will make some services harder to sell in europe — a mistake, say finance chiefs. professional and financial services are really not catered for at all and it's very disappointing. it's not providing the certainty we need. so, ifanything, it's going to accelerate our plans. lloyd's, for instance, we are moving to brussels, we will be full steam ahead and many other banks, insurers and other professional service firms will be moving at pace now. business groups want more. more detail, more urgency and more cooperation from the eu. they want the eu now to engage.
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we have had flexibility on our side, we now need similar constructiveness and flexibility on the eu's side. it is time to get round the table because this has become, i think, for businesses, a race against time. this white paper is not a solution, it's an aspiration. the tough negotiations don't end but start here and business knows it. simon jack, bbc news. let's go live to brussels for some reaction from katya adler. what is the response to this white paper? the eu response comes in two sections, mood and content. the mood music is pretty positive. the eu has been asking the uk for a long, long time to come up with a detailed position on how it imagines eu uk relations to be like after brexit. now brussels have it. also the eu sees theresa may is moving towards a
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softer brexit which the eu prefers. but when it comes to content eu officials are far more cautious. we heard from michel barnier in a tweak today, the eu's chief negotiator, who said we need time to analyse this white paper. 0f who said we need time to analyse this white paper. of course it is a dense and long white paper. privately been eu already rejects large parts of the white paper but it sees it as a springboard to restart face—to—face negotiations this monday. another reason why eu leaders today are reluctant to comment in detail is because they see that febrile political atmosphere back in the uk and they think that whatever they may comment oi’ think that whatever they may comment or criticise in the white paper could just add fuel to the fire. katya thank you so much, katya adler, europe editor with the latest. you can find out more on the white paper and the brexit negotiations so far at bbc.co.uk/brexit. plenty of material for you to have a look at on our website. you will see all the links there. the time is
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6:17pm. 0ur all the links there. the time is 6:17pm. our main story this evening. president trump has arrived in the uk for his first visit since taking office, as thousands plan to protest against his policies. coming up — here at wimbledon serena williams marches on but she says there is nothing inevitable about another final. coming up on sportsday on bbc news: chelsea are set to announce the departure of manager antonio conte, after two years in charge with former napoli boss maurizio sarri expected to replace him at stamford bridge. england's footballers have been praised for their performance in the world cup, despite losing to croatia in last night's semifinal. there was disappointment, but pride, too, as fans praised what the young side had achieved in recent weeks. and as our correspondent natalie pirks reports, the prospects for english football are looking brighter. commentator: after all that effort,
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all that energy, the ghost of 66 lives on for england. the sight was a familiar one. 0f shattered england players slumped on the turf, of tears and of regret. but this time it somehow felt different. # bigger than the kremlin # in red square today, the english that remained were reflecting on a defeat that still gave them reason to smile. heartbroken and proud. like i say, first semifinal in however long, it's a bit of history, you know? too young for 1990, so you can say you were there, can't you? nobody expected us to get to the semifinal. very, very proud. like you say, we go again. quite positive, actually, because we can come back and win it. because we got to the semifinals with a young team and then with an older team, we can come back and get even better. england fans have had a summer to remember. a relationship that was at its lowest ebb has been repaired,
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but this is by design and not by chance. st george's park, the national football centre, was opened in 2012 as a home to all of england's 28 national football teams. two years later, the england dna was launched, a blueprint for how england teams should play. it's starting to bear fruit, the under 19s are european champions, the under 17s and under 20s are world champions. and for the senior side, gareth southgate has helped nurture a new culture. they're all interacting and seeing each other at training and so it gives an identity really to the england team that we've never been able to have before. it's a massive step and it's great for everyone to be pulling in the right direction. but there is one thing st george's park can't fix — english players only make up 32% of the premier league. english players only make up 33% of the premier league. it goes back to the old problem, are they going to get gametime at their given clubs?
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this is important, that's the piece of the jigsaw that needs sorting out before we can actually see these guys come through to fruition in an england shirt. as fans sang his name long into the night, gareth southgate returned the affection. he is sensible enough to know the relationship may not always be this friendly. but as he embraced his wife, he might have allowed himself a moment to reflect upon how he's made the impossible job seem possible again. perhaps even fun. natalie pirks, bbc news, moscow. one of the british divers — who helped find 12 boys trapped in a cave for more than two weeks in northern thailand — has been speaking publicly about his part in the remarkable rescue mission. john volanthen — who helped lead them out — said it was a huge relief the boys had all been brought out alive. 0ur correspondentjon kay has the details. quietly, modestly, with all his diving gearjohn volanthen returned to britain.
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praised by strangers. we were pleased it worked out. but playing down what he'd done. we're not heroes. what we do is very calculating, very calm, it's quite the opposite. we take it one step at a time and hopefully, as we've managed to in this case, we come up with a result. and what a result. it was john who found the young footballers in the caves and then worked with many others to get them out. an extraordinary rescue, the most challenging conditions, a race against time. an international team of military and civilian divers working alongside the thai navy and everybody pulled together, and the results speak for themselves. so we're just very happy that the boys are out and safe. we've got someone who's done something so heroic... pride in the north somerset village where john vola nthen
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is a scout leader. we teach children as part of the scouts and girl guiding movement to think of others before themselves, to think about the world around them, and he's just taken that to the ultimate. there are calls for honours butjohn volanthen says cave rescuing isjust his hobby. you've made everyone very proud. thank you. now it's time to sleep and get back to the dayjob in it. jon kay, bbc news. kyliejenner, a star of the reality tv series keeping up with the kardashians, is set to become one of the youngest—ever self—made billionaires, according to the business magazine forbes. the 20—year—old has amassed a fortune of more than £600 million after starting to sell cosmetics less than three years ago. 0ur correspondent chi chi izundu has the details — a warning her piece contains flash photography. kyliejenner, 20 years old, a new mum, and according to forbes magazine, 100 million short of being the youngest ever self—made billionaire. we knew we didn't want to do
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this with anyone else, i didn't want to sell in any other store. she's the youngest of the kardashian—jennerfamily and has featured on their reality tv show keeping up with the kardashians from the age of ten. but her fortune comes from selling lipsticks and lip liners. i really wanted to show you guys first. $900 million is how much she's estimated to be worth and she's amassed that amount in just under three years. what's interesting with kylie jenner is that she obviously endorses brands but with her make—up range she is the brand and she already has this huge social following. so, suddenly, her social following becomes her potential customer base. so there's a lot of money to be had when she has over 110 million people following her on instagram. and that's the difference between her and more traditional brands. her kind of audience want quick—to—market products they find out about on social media. and that's one of the contributing factors to kylie's success. she wears her make—up and shows her tens of millions of social media followers exactly how to use it.
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the only problem is is that not everyone is as impressed with the term "self—made billionaire". herfamily are minted! laughter she didn't come from nothing, she came from a foundation. you were just talking about kylie jenner. what were you talking about? how, like, it's crazy that she's the youngest billionaire in the world. why is it crazy? because she's, like, our age and it's like... it seems like she doesn't do anything all day. but it's fun because if you have that opportunity, coming from that family, you know what i mean? you're taking your opportunities. we would do the same. mark zuckerberg was declared a billionaire by 23 and if kylie continues on this projection, she could be one by before 22 and super fans are helping. they're crowdfunding to get her to that mark. chi chi izundu, bbc news. let's have today's tennis news now.
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tennis now and it was women's semi—finals day with serena williams attempting to reach her tenth final at the all england club. michael lichaa joe wilson is there with the latest. hi. —— my colleague. there have been some results. jamie murray has gone through playing with azarenka, the youngest unseeded pair clarke and dart, they are through. we can marvel and digest the achievements of serena williams. she clearly feels her run this fortnight is difficult to believe. women's tennis at wimbledon has evolved through great individuals and innovations. each decade developed the game. archive commentary track: little mo, a ruthless hard—hitting machine is quickly in her stride. many champions, but one woman turned it all up. it's serena's era. her opponent, germany's julia goerges, hung in but serena williams is in full flow. straight sets victory
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to her tenth wimbledon final. but this one just ten months after giving birth. had a really tough delivery and i had to have multiple surgeries and almost didn't make it, to be honest. so i remember i couldn't even walk to my mailbox so it's definitely not not normal for me to be in a wimbledon final. williams will play angelique kerber on saturday, a straight sets winner today, so a world cup summer with one german in a final. well, when it comes to doubles in tennis there are no boundaries. here on court an englishman and a croatian playing on the same side for a place in the final. inglot and skugor, nearest the camera, played five sets against american pair bryan and sock and lost. almost felt like moscow on court two. joe wilson, bbc news, wimbledon. time for a look at the weather. here's ben rich. when we spoke tojoel earlier it
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looked cloudy at wimbledon so what is going on? a lot more mixed and it stays more mixed as we go to the next few days. that doesn't mean we don't get a blue sky, there was one from a weather watcher in dorset but we have also seen some showers, the odd heavy one, and some will continue this evening and overnight in western buzz of england, wales, south—western scotland, elsewhere largely dry with clear spells and mist and largely dry with clear spells and mistand murk largely dry with clear spells and mist and murk around and temperatures of 10—16d, not cold tonight by any stretch. tomorrow they could be mist patches, murky weather and cloud but the cloud will break up and we will see some sunshine. just like today some showers will pop up in the afternoon. south—west scotland, north—west england and particularly across wales, the midlands and southern england, some of the showers have been very heavy and slow moving, noticed the winds will be very light, sam hail, thunder, lots of rain in a short space of
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time and when you catch the showers they could cool disruption but if you are banking on rain for the garden it will not be reliable, many places will miss showers and stay dry. if you get the sunshine it will feel warm. talking of warmth, saturday will bring more of that across england and wales and eastern scotla nd across england and wales and eastern scotland particularly, lots of hot sunshine, a small chance for a shower, yes, but temperatures of around 28 or 29 degrees. for northern ireland and north—west scotla nd northern ireland and north—west scotland something a bit different. more cloud and the odd spot of rain because there are frontal system is not too far away drifting across the north—west of the country. more of those to come on sunday. whereas, head of the weather fronts we will draw up some head of the weather fronts we will draw up some warm head of the weather fronts we will draw up some warm airfrom head of the weather fronts we will draw up some warm air from the south. the heat is going to return, 31 degrees possible across parts of the south east on sunday. things up this weekend, hot a few showers and almost cooler and damp in the north—west. pretty mixed. thanks once again, that's all from
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the bbc news at six. i will be back at hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: president trump has arrived in the uk for his first official visit since taking office. tonight, donald trump will have a dinner with leading business people at blenheim palace in 0xfordshire. donald trump says he is fine about any protests during his visit, adding he thought britons like him a lot. the government has published its blueprint for uk relations
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